Aero-matic rice truck art

Sri Lanka's traditional wooden chase trucks have an interesting mix of traditional and modern motifs. This example (a rice truck I suppose) seems to emphasis the modern. Despite the otherwise familiar landscape vignettes , the collision course airplanes give a the design an unusual sense of movement. Air traffic control people will find this slightly … Continue reading Aero-matic rice truck art


Fantasy bus

Western fantasy theme vehicle graphics are rare in Sri Lanka. The image below shows the only one I have ever seen. It would seem that Anura Advertising (the most frequent credit seen on bus art work in Sri Lanka) is diversifying its themes. The composition in this example seems to be more unified than the … Continue reading Fantasy bus

War memorial on wheels

Snapped this bus with military teemed graphics while the war was still going on. At first glance it looks like other military themed vehicle graphics on Sri Lankan buses. There's the usual blurred edge montage of military motifs in the familiar the third world Photoshop style. With the end of fighting this sort of artwork … Continue reading War memorial on wheels

Hotel Romeo – motel sign design Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka's motel signs are clearly under the influence of the Photoshop assisted Hindi film poster montage look. The samples below Click on the images for translations) will give you an idea of the style.  It inadvertently bears parallel sensibilities to the Hikaduwa School of Design with a lowered emphasis on the individual uniqueness. The … Continue reading Hotel Romeo – motel sign design Sri Lanka

Rare powerful Sri Lankan sculpture

Image below shows (with close up details) of a rare powerful piece of non religious public sculpture in Sri Lanka. Rare in that it is NOT embarrassing to look at. It actually communicates a human emotion that touches a suspicious nut like me who is sceptical about everything — including cynicism. Non religious monumental art … Continue reading Rare powerful Sri Lankan sculpture

Sly trishaw graphics

One rare alignments of the planets I spot a gem on 3 wheel AND I have a camera ready. The image below is a outcome. Its not splashy by any means but check out the fun combination of details. And of course the chrome. Very few trishaws are cool without chrome.   The location is … Continue reading Sly trishaw graphics

BMW Peugeot three wheel taxi (Trishaw)

Trishaw (three wheel taxi) in the image below has an interesting use of BMW/Peugeot logos/car emblems. Most like those exalted European car makers will cringe. But I admire the style of this Euro car fan 😉 Of course don't forget to note the fancy fake chrome add-ons. It is obviously not as complex as the … Continue reading BMW Peugeot three wheel taxi (Trishaw)